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reporting, greg bernstein has 49% of the vote. gregg bernstein leads by 1421 votes. early on, patricia jessamy supporters tuesday evening were keeping a positive attitude about the race. the race swung back and forth. when she showed up to thank everyone, she said she was feeling pretty confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was enthusiastic and costcautiously optimistic about the results. many took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little bit about why he was able to make such headway in such a short time leading up to the election. >> it gets to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or did not do. it was pants up frustration. >> bernstein did when the primary for city-state's attorney position. he told 11 news he did not have any plans for today pending the outcome of the election. we'll see how the day unfolds before hearing from bernstein himself. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the vote is still out as to see who will w
ispatricia o against the bernstein. david has the latest for us. >> we discovered a clever ploy, some jessamy volunteers are urging supporters to support bernstein. there is another bernstein on the ticket and he is not running for city state's attorney. gregg bernstein and his wife of voted on primary day. incumbent city state attorney pat jessamy revisited in early voting. this may be the most expensive race. the debt -- each has spent more than $150,000. bernstein out-raised jessamy 3- 1. she long-term campaign $100,000. most believe jessamy is in the political life of her life. four years ago, her opponent did very little campaigning but had 20% of the vote. at that time, political observers chalk that up to a protest vote. jessamy calls the 2010 race the most divisive, but not the toughest. she charges that bernstein has completely distorted her record. >> these are all misrepresentations about a record that is built on that occasion, service, honesty, fairness, and justice. >> jessamy needs strong voter turnout especially from her base of supporters. outside of polling places, some of h
in the race. incumbent patricia jessamy and challenger craig bernstein, neck-and-neck. we want to go right now it to canton where carrie cavanaugh has the latest. >> the mood is cautiously optimistic. we have not seen bernstein here all night. they are eager to hear from him here. the early numbers show he is trailing slightly behind, but many of his supporters are convinced he will close that gap. we will show you a video of him earlier in the day when he went to cast his vote in his home precinct. we are hearing from the many volunteers today that he was a leading in areas like south could vote and the rolling park area by margins of 2 to 1. here in canton, there is a strong showing from the baltimore police department. there are several high ranking detectives here tonight. the police commissioner is a noticeably absent. he raised bernstein's profile considerably when he put a sign in his salon. lawn. patricia jessamy protest that. we are expecting bernstein to make our an appearance. we are told that he wants to come and thank all the people who have been working at the polls for him all d
have been placed for state's attorney. >> gregg bernstein came out on top over patricia jessamy. that ends her 15-year run. let's go live to jennifer franciotti with the latest. >> the race has not been officially called, but with 290 precincts in, gregg bernstein leads the race by 1421 votes. this is for the democratic primary. patricia jessamy supporters were feeling pretty good tuesday night. they were keeping a positive attitude about the race. she showed up to thank everyone and said she was feeling confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was cautiously optimistic about tuesday's results. poll workers spent the day at the precinct. they took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little about why he thinks he was able to make such headway. >> it came to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or did not do. >> it is important to note these numbers are unofficial. the bernstein campaign has 49% of the vote while the jessamy campai
and gregg bernstein. in the in, bernstein came out on top. jennifer franciotti is live with more on the outcome. >> that race was so close that a lot of the results were not in until 1:45 this morning. all of the precincts have reported in. bernstein has 49% of the vote and jessamy, 47%. early on, patricia jessamy were in a good mood and celebrating the woman and her career. many here were hopeful the city state's attorney would get another term. jessamy was optimistic. >> it has been a pleasure to be out among the citizens of baltimore city. >> supporters of gregg bernstein rallied to watch the returns. he came to thank his supporters. many spent the day at the preccts. they took the day off to support bernstein. he talked about how his campaign was able to gain so much traction. >> i think what made this race become such a focal point was it captains to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i do not know if it is a question of what patricia jessamy did or didn't do. it was people's frustration with crime in the city
in canton where bernstein is waiting for results. >> and joy lepola joins us from south baltimore with current state's attorney jessamy waiting to see if she can keep her job. >> the otherr ace most likely decided tonight is baltimore county executive. kevin kamenetz has spent a lot keith daniels is live in pikesville waiting to see if it pays off. >> bartenfelder has been serving with kevin kamenetz in thh baltimore ounty council since is the mid 90s. melinda roeder joiis us from his campaign headquarters in parkville. >> republicans and democrats nominate their candidates tonight karen parks is joining us from canton where governor ú%malley is expected to be nominated. former governor ehrlich faces a -hallenge from the right, on the g.o.p. side tonight. >> aad john rydell will join us live from federallhill with the results that have race. >> but first, tonight, the race for state's attorney in baatimore. >> yeah, take a look at the numbers as they come in. happening at this time. in real time. 1 percent of the precincts reporting. jessamy ahead 51 percent over challenger greg
such a strong opponent and she's found one this year in bernstein. >> reporter: with hours left in his campaign, bernstein spent yesterday meeting voters and jessamy picked up another endorsement. >> we urge everyone to look at the record and write the record and see what the record has said. >> reporter: the group of baptist ministers endorsed jessamy, bernstein disagrees. >> wherever we go, everyone's saying they're tired of the crime and they're ready for the change and want to see someone new. >> reporter: bealefeld supports the campaign. bernstein also picked up support yesterday from a former judge and attorney, billy murphy. >> there have been so many it's aers and -- disasters and failed opportunities. >> reporter: jessamy's defending her record. >> i'm tough, i'm smart, i'm truthful. >> reporter: she's touting her own endorsements. >> since jessamy took off, violent crimes are down. >> yes, theres more work to be done, we're ready, willing and able to do it. >> reporter: bernstein ranked in campaign cash causing jessamy to donate personal funds to keep i. and the editorial board endors
bernstein hold his lead on patricia jessamy, but there is still not clear winner in the race for city state's attorney. jayne miller has more. >> there were no hanging chats, but certainly enough lawyers in the room to bring to mind bush vs. gore. more than 1600 absentee ballots in the city state's attorney's race. at jessamy camp is trying to overcome challenger gregg bernstein lead in the race. they only lost ground with the absentee count. >> we have 795 bernstein, jessamy 727. bernstein had increased his lead when it was finished. lawyer warren brown called on pat jessamy to concede. >> most people are looking for some finality associated with this, so we would hope that ms. jessamy would just go ahead and concede, and recognize the inevitability of her loss. >> delegate kurt anderson suggested the race is over. >> at this point it seemed certain that mr. bernstein is going to maintain his lead. >> but jessamy is not budging. her lawyer late this afternoon by a request with election officials for specific documents about tuesday night's vote, an indication of possible legal challenges i
bernstein is not here yesterday. he has spent his entire campaign. he's earned a lot of police support and plenty of endorsements. he's campaigned on tv, radio and in person. i asked her about her chances against jesemie. >> reporter: she's had a lot of endorsement, 15 years of experience. is that something easy to embark on. >> i won't be easy. but if we didn't think we could defeat her, we wouldn't have embarked. everybody is giving us the same answers, that they are tired of the crime. that they are ready for a change after 15 years and they want to see someone new. i think that's going to translate in the votes. >> reporter: we are listening to greg bernstein he has just walked into the room. he is greeting his supporters right now. he is telling supporters that he is going to be here for a short while and we will keep you posted on the latest. >> that was derek valcourt. a two county council member are the front runners. tonight we only have numbers from a few precinct, we can report that kevin kamanetz is ahead. very few precincts reporting so far. numbers are coming in slowly,
at the top of the >> baltimore's long time state's attorney concedes defeat today bernstein.e with atttrney he leads patriciaajessamy by nearly 1400 votes with absentee and provisional ballots to be tallied. patricia jessamy said she s focussng on aasmooth transition process. >> i am not one to dwell in the past. i am one for moving forward.3 and i just think that it is time to do that. >> atricia jessamy has been city state's attorney since >> three hours aater patricia jessamy's concession her -pponent spoke to hhs supporters. greg bernstein said his campaign backgrounds, who are ready for ú%ange. and he said publiccsafety transcends politics. >> let the results show that we attracted a broad base of support across the city. because people of all races, ages, and economic groups were ready for a change. >> bernstein has no opposition in november's general electiin. >> tonight on fox 45 news at 5:30. we askeddyou iffgreg bernstein will have an impact on reducing crime in baltimore? so far 53 percent say yes. 47 percent say no. on facebook, toney said, no, if they are afraid to report it
. bernstein also gets one of his own. >> reporter: as pat jessamy seeks another term, she faces the toughest election yet. bernstein has earned the support of the top cop and warren brown, now, billy murphy says he's the right man for the job. >> she's had a failed tenure for the state's attorney. there's been so many disasters in that office and so many failed opportunities. it's time for baltimore to get something better than that. >> reporter: jessamy put up a fight of her own. >> i'm tough, smart, and truthful. >> as jessamy took over, violent crime is down 59%. >> if he's arrest -- elected, he'll take us back 60 years. >> saying bernstein would take us back 60 years harkens to the racist times. that was inappropriate. >> reporter: pat jessamy is saying that's not what she meant, she said she was talking about bernstein's position on intervention programs. she never brought race up as a discussion. all of this is going to have to be sorted out by voters who get their say tomorrow during the primary, meanwhile, both candidates will be out and about today to meet and greet supporters to ge
bernstein leads jessamy by 1400 votes. mike hellgren is tracking the developments in the tight race. >> record theirly, when you have 100% of the precincts reporting and you get the vote count, it's assumed that's the final, but apparently, that's not the case for the city state's attorney. the vote ended this morning and 100% reporting and bernstein ahead of jessamy by 1400 votes. >> we don't know the totals yet. >> reporter: no one appeared to realize that not all of the votes were counted. a total of 27 tapes from six districts were left out and missing. >> from her understanding with a conversation from her people, this total approximately 6 to 10,000 votes. that's what she's hearing and again, we're waiting for the information to come from the board of elections and her people are down there >> reporter: jessamy's sports person says that the votes could make a difference, rendering the absentee ballots irrelevant to the out come of the race. >> reporter: now, the board of elections is in the process of could wanting the -- counting the votes now and we'll get the results in the
's attorney candidate bernstein and outside of this middle school, jessamy greeted voters. >>> we think we've run a professional campaign. >> i was talking about the issue and continue to talk about the issues because that's what's important to the voters. >> reporter: both have received last minute endorsements. jessamy has support from city ministers and bernstein has billy murphy on his side. >> there have been so many disasters in that office and failed opportunities. it's time for baltimore to get something better than that. >> reporter: each has their idea on who will make the city safer. bernstein stresses jessamy hasn't been tough enough on repeat offenders. >> >> people are frustrated and what to see a change. >> we've done a great job, of course, over the last years, we've reduced crime. we'll continue to do that. in the end, voters have the final say. >> reporter: and among other endorsements jessamy is endorsed by elijah cummings and bernstein has the support of the police union. >> and polls will stay open until 8:00 tonight. >>> and another race. the democratic primary for th
yet in this case and we'll look at the numbers. challenger bernstein is up with 29,000 votes. jessamy has 28,000 votes. the problem is, there are still several thousand of the uncounted and early votes. and all of the votes could make a major difference and that's why, right now, the race is too close to call. as the results begin trickling in, bernstein greeted supporters. >> public safety is a right and people appreciate that and that's why we've gotten the level of support that we have. >> reporter: his support is the strongest opposition jessamy faced. >> we're confident that the voters elected the best person. so, we'll await the return. >> reporter: jessamy spent much of her campaign playing defense as bernstein launched aggressive attacks. people are getting away from murder because jessamy failed to convict them. >> reporter: bernstein wanted voters to connect the crime problems and recent high profile murders like the death of steven pitkaren and while she had support from several politicians, here in the backing of some of her partners in law enforcement including police uni
at canton at the headquarters for bernstein and schaefer is covering the headquarters for jessamy. let's take a look at the city attorney's race. the numbers are in. we are looking at three precincts reporting, jessamy with 49% to bernstein, 47%. very, very tight at this point. let's check in with christian schaefer, live in south baltimore with the jessamy camp. chris. >> reporter: some tense moments here. a close race. we haven't got a lot of numbers, still have 49 to 47 lead for jessamy. she came in to loud applause. she joins me live now. you've had a busy day. tell us what you've been up to. >> i've gone to 40 polls. >> 40? >> maybe more. interacted with the citizens of baltimore city and i had a very enjoyable day. >> reporter: the turn out around the city seems to be low. are you concerned? would you have rather had a greater turnout, given that people know you, are you concerned that it's low turnout today? >> i'm always concerned even when i'm not running at a low voter turnout because i think voting is very important. and i've been emphasizing to people that voting is the gre
tonight in this race. as a result of the absentee count today, challenger gregg bernstein, 31,187 votes, pat jessamy, 29,008 had 24 votes. between 9824 votes. there are 1700 provisional ballots have to be examined. election experts say at this point the outcome is not likely to change at all. there is still no hint of concession from the incumbent, patricia jessamy. there were enough lawyers in the room to redefine bush versus court. within 1600 absentee ballots -- more than 1600 absentee ballots were at the heart of it. >> we have 795 for bernstein, 727 fort jessamy. lawyer warren brown called on pat jessamy to concede. >> most people are looking for something associated with this. we would hope that miss jessamy would just go ahead and concede and recognize the inevitability of her loss. >> even one supporter suggested the race is over. >> it seems kind of certain at this point that mr. bernstein is going to maintain his lead. >> but jessamy is not budging. her lawyer filed a request with election officials for specific documents about tuesday night's vote, an indication of possible l
bernstein is leadd over the 15 year incumbent, ppt jessamy by 1300 votes but still 2,000 votes hang in the balance. joel, it's still far from over. >> reporter: i don't know how far. the counting will start here at countinn all of thhse votes but they still have until the 22nd toocertify everything. a lot of people think it's taking a lot longer than it should. we talked to the board of elections and said there's 1500 absentee ballots ann 2100 of those have been returned. that's how many they have to count. that's enough to hange the outcome of the election, since bernstein's lead is about 1300 right now. he is not ccaiming victory. tte jjssamy campaign is far from conceding as well. some are questioning the accurrcy of the count already in. ffr most of yesterday still only 97% of the precincts had been counted. >> no, no problems at all other than umors, maybe thht things are missing, nothing is missing, everything is accounted for. >> reporter: no matter what the outcome actually is, this is ú% far the most serious challenge pat jessamy since she became the baltimore state at
bernstein and i advised him that i was conceding. >>reporter: news that convinced her to concede the race and what she will do when she eeves office. >> beautiful and dry weekend sky watch forecast. >> policc pe beattng caught on -útape. what happened just before this scene and the major changes coming to the police force. police force. >> live in high >> hello. about votes still being counted but long time state attorney is conceding defeat in the close race with attorney bernstein.% >> patricia has been top prooecutor now for 15 years. john standing by live downtown to tell uu about a new era. john? >>reporter: as late as yesterday attorneyy for pat were aising questions about the whole process and whether all tte votesshad been counted. this afternoon she held a news conference to declare this race is officially over. joined by her house and colleagues she annnunced she would not which will engine the results of the race. she she is she made her when the first batch of absentee ballot were counned yesterday bernstein picked up 1363 votes. pat declined toy talk about the bitte
: the challenger gregg bernstein will be out here in 30 minutes, first, to greet voters as they head to the polls at cross country elementary school. let me tell you, this has been a fierce battle. the sidewalk is literally lined with signs. who will it be? that is the big decision voters will make today as they head to the polls to vote for the city's top prosecutor. patricia jessamy will be doing the same, meeting and greeting voters throughout the city. it's the final push in which turned out to be the city's hottest race. jessamy is fighting on to hold on to her 15 years as baltimore's top prosecutors. on monday she got an endorsement from a group of baptist ministers. bernstein also picked up an endorsement from billy murphy, a well known attorney and former judge in the city. this has been a lot about baltimore's high crime rate and which candidate will do a better job at making the city safer and keeping criminals in jail, convicted criminals from getting out. voters, again, will have the final say as they head to the polls when they open up at 7:00 this morning. live in baltimore, linda
complete returns. the race between bernstein and jessamy is too close to call. 3% was lost in limbo. judges forgot to turn in memory cards from 82 voting machines. the cards were tracked down. there is nothing suspicious or unusual about the slow accounting. >> when you have an election, it is not uncommon to not be at 100% within 24 hours. >> bernstein is leading jessamy by nearly 1300 votes. they are expecting to start counting the absentee ballots sometime this morning. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the smoke has cleared in the race for baltimore county executive. county council member kevin kamenetz has emerged as the winner. he has called for unity with joe bartenfelder and his supporters. >> it is time we put our differences behind us. i reached out to everyone in baltimore county to heal our divisions and join together because i believe we will be democrats united. >> kamenetz will square off holt.an holken >> authorities say a security guard broke up a robbery in progress at the loch raven shopping center after the guard reportedly shot multiple shots. police then arrived
gregg bernstein -- gregg bernstein. 11 news has learned that problems with voting machines are preventing anyone from declaring a winner in this race. we have like team coverage. we began with jayne miller live at the baltimore city board of elections with the latest on the state's attorney's race. >> it would not be called a problem, but the votes have not been counted, that is why no one has declared victory or conceded defeat. here's what is going on at the moment -- if the challenger, gregg bernstein, does have a lead over pat jessamy of 1421 with 97% of the city's 290 precess -- precepts been tallied. we spoke with the city election chief about 45 minutes ago. how many votes do you think are in play in terms of those that have not been counted? >> well, i have no idea. they are from different places around the city. >> there was not a heavy turnout. >> not at all. very disappointing. >> are we talking about a couple of hundred votes were a couple of thousand votes? what do you think? >> it is hard to say with the low turnout. i would think probably no more, probably l
bernstein is ahead. bernstein leads pa trish is a jessamy in a close race they are separated by 1400 votes o. officials say it appears bernstein is maintaining his lead as ab send tee ballots where counted. she scheduled a press conference for 1:00 this afternoon. >> thank you wjz will bring you jessamy's news conference live at wjz.com starting at 1:00 and coverage of what she says on the air at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >>> overall voter turnout for the primary was very low. in fact despite 6 days of early voting participation of the polls is the lowest on record. the state board of elections said it was around 24%. stay with wjz for coverage of campaign 2010, wj ss always on for more and what is coming up in november go to wjz.com. >>> terror alert hit london. five men are in custody. it could involve a plot against the 84 year-old pontiff. >> reporter: security teams on guard after uncovering a suspected terror plot targeted pope benedict. they launched a predawn raid on a office in london. five men are under arrest between 26 and 50 years old. all reportedly of arab decent. police say they
not over. good evening i'm kelly swoope. right now the challenger bernstein holds a slim lead over jessamy. jessamy's campaign is looking into problems and delays in the vote count and in fact questioning the integrity of the election. christian schaefer is live at the city board of elections with a look at how the race stands at this hour. chris. >> reporter: right now gregg bernstein is ahead by 1300 votes in an election where more than 60,000 votes were cast. i talked to a spokeswoman for jessamy's question and she told me "the campaign is looking into securing the integrity of the process." that's a serious allegation. this election could be far from over. the frustration was evident early wednesday morning at the baltimore rowing club where state's attorney's patricia jessamy held what she hoped would be her victory party. instead they went home not knowing the results of the election. jessamy supporter and former congressman efume expressed frustration with the delay. >> it's not fair to the candidates, the voters, and the process. the last thing we need to do is take the integrity o
's attorney's race. with 100% of the precincts reporting, patricia jessamy is trailing gregg bernstein by less than 1300 votes. let's go live to the city board of elections for the latest. >> those final numbers from the precinct came in just before 4:30 this afternoon. about 25 minutes ago, the campaign for gregg bernstein issued the following statement -- we are pleased to see the final results are consistent with the voting trends we observe all day yesterday. i again thank all of the volunteers to have devoted so much time and energy to helping our campaign. not exactly a victory statement. we will hear more about that in just a second. but it has been a very long day to get to this point of having all the votes counted. here is what happened. it took a full 20 hours after the polls closed in the city state's attorney's race. but finally this afternoon, election officials reported results from all 100% of the city's precincts. the final round of voting did not change the landscape of the race. gregg bernstein who announced his challenge to pick patricia jessamy just a month ago maintained
counting all the votes and according to the bernstein campaign he is ahead by more than 1200 votes. brian kuebler explains despite the latest numbers no one is claiming victory or defeat. >> reporter: last night's crowds optimism and cheering have all stopped. today both the bernstein and jessamy camps are dodging microphones a day later which is a razor thin race. >> i'm committed to working with whoever the citizens choose as states attorney to help reduce violent crime in the city eric who that may be we still don't know. challenger gregg bernstein maintained about a 1400 vote lead as the city worked to tally the remaining 3% of its voting precinct. the election board says it runs the memory cards of voting machines as they come in on election night but rerun them the next day ensuring 100% reporting. that final total can still skew the state's attorney's race either way even before the number of absentee ballots left to count. >> 2100 absentee ballots. provisional ballot count has to be done as well. >> reporter: a total process the board says may not even finish until the
: both candidates are not going down without a fight. this is one fierce battle like you said. bernstein and jessamy signs line the street in front of cross country elementary school. both candidates are working overtime today to make a final push as voters head to the polls. greg bernstein will be out here later this morning as voters head to the polls. jessamy will do the same. she will be meeting and greeting voters throughout the stay. city -- the city. jessamy is fighting to hold on to her 15 years as baltimore's top prosecutor. on monday she was endorsed by a group of baptist ministers. bernstein had an endorsement from billy murphy, an attorney and well known judge in the city. the focus here is on baltimore is -- on baltimore's high crime rate and who will make the city safer. in baltimore, linda so, abc2 news. >>> bartonfelder against kaminetz. sherrie johnson with more on this hot race. >> reporter: we have a big political battle for the democratic nod for baltimore county executive. they will square off during primary voting. both are fourth-term councilman. kaminetz has been
live with more on that race. >> patricia jessamy will take on gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsements of a well-known attorney and former judge. pat jessamy and gregg bernstein both spend part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms both candidates, i think his platform is superior to hers. she had a failed tenure. >> representing more than 200 of the city's religious leaders, they are backing petraeus at jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that seems to plague every violence. she has been a tireless worker for prevention, for drug treatment on demand. >> both candidates got a last word on what they think needs to be done. >> i think the issues of public safety transcend race and status. >> to create a safer city, there has been nothing offered here relative to how that would be done. >> polls will
's attorney. today patricia jesemmy conceded to her challenger bernstein. pat warren has reaction from both sides. >> reporter: the nominee takes a bow. >> when we began this campaign a little more than two months ago, almost everyone said that we didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the incumbent bows out. >> i call greg bernstein and i advised him that i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> reporter: city state's attorney patricia jesemmy say she had a pleasant conversation, but it's a concession speech was a concession. during both of which bernstein has maintained a thousand plus margin of victory. >> the results show that we attracted a broad base of support. >> i'm not one to dwell in the past. i am one for moving forward and i just think it's time to do that. >> reporter: baltimore police commissioner fred beal thanked pat jessamy. >> there's no doubt she dedicated her soul to her job. >> reporter: and as a private citizen jessamy plans to work on an anti violence bill. >> don't let us be fighting for vote, let us fight together for the future of this city
bernstein and i adviced him i was conceding and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> and bernstein became the democratic nominee. it was a close election with bernstein edging out jessamy with a thousand votes. he says it's a call for reform. >> the results show we attracted a broad base of support across the city, people of all races, ages and economic roots were ready for a change. >> reporter: pat warren will have more at 6:30. >>> stay with wjz-13 for complete coverage of campaign 2010. for the latest, go to wjz.com. >>> well, good-bye dial up. maryland is getting millions to improve broad band internet service. it will allow the state to expand the high speed internet service. it's also expected to create more than 1200 new jobs. >>> officials unveil a bold new plan to improve the howard street train tunnel. this is after an explosion nine years ago sparked years of blame between the city. all of the improvements won't come cheap. >> july, 2001, a car derails and it massed an explosion. it happened near the heart of baltimore near the howard street tunnel. th
is facing gregg bernstein. megan gilliland is ive at grrnt elementary where gregg ii expectee to be there.3 >> reporter: the polls are opening and already -xcitementing building here. there's news crews and the signs lining the sidewalks as enter tte school where a lot of people will be voting today.ú bernstein no doubt the underdog here this morning facing jessamy a 11 year incumbent of the position. bernsteinn truly picking up speed, picking up major endorsements, like the baltimore sun and the city policemen. and a nnw one, billy murphy a long time defenss attorney. this morning, bernstein will be makingghis way to the school. he will be greeting voters all morning ong. the high-profile defenss attorney came out of nowhere in this primary, giving jesssmy, perhaps the toughest battle she has encounteree. jessamy was appointed to the city state attorney positionn3 back in 1995 by the city court judges. voters returnnd her to office three times after that. picked up an endorsement froo the baptist ministry's conference. yyu tube video from a recent rally is coming under fire, rallying up
to her why should someone vote for her versus her opponent bernstein and she said simply put beeause i'm the best candidate. >> we have made a lot of progress over the course of the years and ww still have a lot to do. i have the energy. the enthusiasim. the vision and the leader shp and of course i'm tough and smart. >>reporter: now we look forward to be here throughout the evennng keeping you updated. live in south baltim baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> talk to you later joy. for the first time in a long ttme paa is facing some stiff competition. jeff is standing by live at camden with the bernstein campaign. hello jeff. >> hello jeff. we are hereeat the smoke house in canton where bernstein supporters are expected to gather a little later tonight. pretty quiet in here riggt now. ampaign still out orking the poll trying to hhrness every last available vote. now the candidate himself was out at office and this weekend he wants some key endorsement in the baltimore sun s well as baltimore attorney billy murphy. with less than 3 hours to go noo before the polls
bernstein is expecting to be later on. >> reporter: greg bette geeinn is the underdog but recenty he has come along winning big endorsemenns. this morning at 7:00 bernstein will be in here making his way across the grant street elementary school greeting voters here as the polls open. the high-profile defense attorney came out of nowhere giving jessamy the toughest battle she has encountered yet. jessamy was appointed to the city state justice position. voters returned her to office three times after that. this time she got an endorsement from the baptist minister's conference. and in final hour, jessamy and bernstein made their final campaignnpitches. >> the violent crime has declined by 59%. >> although mrs. jessamy is a nice person, the office has stag stagnated. >> throughout the state they're questionnng about jessamy has done enougg to keep criminals of the streets and others questioning if bernstein can do any bettee. it's an answer that voters will answer as they cast their vote today. >>> the two men vyinggfor baltimore county executives took to the streets yysterday in a final
% of the precincts reporting, gregg bernstein leading patricia jessamy by 100 votes but that does not include absentee ballots. that's being counted right now at the board of elections. mike hellgren has the latest. >> reporter: the counting of those 2198 absentee ballots began a little more than an hour ago. we're told they're taking a 10- minute break and will count the remaining 200 or 300. we learn there are provisional ballots. those are where the person's eligible is in question. that's still within the margin. the bottom line is this is far from over. elections officials began counting more than 2,000 absentee ballots this morning. they could make the critical difference in the oh, so tight race for baltimore city state's attorney that has pitted incumbent patricia jessamy against gregg bernstein. bernstein is ahead by 1300 votes. jessamy has questioned the integrity of the election. yesterday the jessamy campaign said anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 votes were mission but the city board of elections said they have now been tallied. >> we will focus on retraining, so at this time at appr
bernstein, and i advised him i was conceded and pledged my support for smooth transition let's let us join together to fight for the future of this city. >> big shake up in the city's top prosecutor's office setting aside any challenging of the vote patricia jessamy concedes the race for baltimore city state attorney. i'm christian schaffer. jest jessamy was facing more than 1300 vote deficit after 15 years as city state's attorney. she's ready to move forward. jeff hager has more on her decision. >> at this time i want to thank the citizens of baltimore city for giving me the opportunity to serve. it has been a labor of love. >> reporter: and with that baltimore city state's attorney patricia jessamy announced she had telephoned her opponent gregg bernstein and had conceded the race to retain her office of 15 years. the incumbent says she learned a long time ago to let life's turns make her better, not bitter. and she's now prepared to focus upon her future. >> i am definitely not going quietly into the night. i am a public servant by nature, and there is an initiative that i
that break bernstein and patricia jessamy. but bernstein leads 49-47 percent. and keith daniels is live at he city board of elections,,where the remaining ballots will be %-keith? >>well, jeff, all the primary votes have been counted. but now eeection officials have to deal withhabsentee ballots. now the final primary vote tally shows challenger bernstein with a lead of 1000 votes over incumbent patricia jessamy. bernstein said tonight that he is pleasee with the final results but said he is not claiming victory, and patricia jessamy, is not conceding. earlier today both sides were anxiously awaiting for those election officials talked about3 ú%at may have caused the delay. -> we hired 2000 people to do a one day job. it could be human error. they leave them. and in the polllng place, put them in the supply bag. so there are things that challenges, you know, oot there. of course,,that's why the process is not complete until we ggt to the 100 percent mark. >> well election officials say more than 3600 democrats in baltimore applied for absennee ballots. 21 of the ballots haae already -
has conceded the bitter battle for her job. just a short time ago, greg bernstein spoke about his plan. political reporter pat warren has reaction to the outcome of this contentious race. pat? >> reporter: that's right. greg bernstein announced his candidacy for the job here at this east 26th street location. and today, this is where he declared victory after pat jessamy says she sees the handwriting on the wall. >> the nominee takes the bow. >> when we began this campaign, a little more than two months ago, almost everyone said that we didn't have a chance. >> reporter: the incumbent bows out. >> i called greg bernstein. and i advised him that i was conceding. and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> reporter: city state's attorney, patricia jessamy said she had a good conversation with bernstein. but it has a condition. there must be an orderly conduct. some ballots were left out of the count. during both of which, bernstein has maintained a thousand-plus margin of victory. >> the as a results she we have attracted a broad base across the city, because people of all races
saying hurt 10 years in office has been a labor of love. >> earlier, i called gregg bernstein and advised him that i was conceding, and i pledge my support for a smooth transition. >> pat jessamy was the city's top prosecutor for 15 years. her eyes filled with tears, and a smile on her face, she accepted defeat graciously. she said she is not going quietly into the night, but she is moving forward. >> we cannot arrest and convict our way of our current predicament. >> she will soon team up with 2300 churches and counting, volunteering for a project. >> we have to begin to change individuals from the inside out. working with children, and making sure that our children have every opportunity to be successful citizens, and not grow up into cold-blooded killers who are continuing a cycle of violence. >> jessamy said her legacy in office influence the national policy. she changed the focus from quarter drug dealing to violent criminals. she wrote the witness intimidation laws now on the books, created a committee prosecution program and anti- gang initiatives. her tenure has also b
but the city's elections director disputes it saying that the lead that bernstein holds is accurate. prominent attorney warren brown expects bernstein to be the winner. >> i've spoken to a number of prosecutors who are looking forward to a change of leadership. >> reporter: either way this shakes out, jessamy has never faced this kind of a claying in her 15 years in office. a few more provisional and absentee ballots may arrive as well. they had to be most marked by yesterday. >> thank you. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake did not endorse either candidate. >>> the democrat pick nominee for baltimore county executive is still waiting an endorsement. so far, joe bartenfelder has remained silent in endorsing kamenetz. chemo defeated bart part with 52% of the vote. and stay with wjz. for more information, go to wjz.com. >>> we continue to follow breaking news in prince george's county where an suv collided with an ambulance shortly after mid-night. three people inside the suv were killed. two paramedics suffered minor injuries. police believe the suv cross the double yellow lynn and side swiped the
's attorney. bernstein is still ahead by 1400 points at this point. jessamy hospital conceded -- jessamy hasn't conceded. >> jessamy is still fighting back. her legal team now wants the state election's administrator to provide detailed information on the voting machines. jessamy is not satisfied that the votes were properly counted. we've had the tight races in the fast and we've had the races in the past where according to machine count, we may not get 100%. we definitely don't get it the night of. even prominent jessamy supporters think, it's over. >> it seems certain that mr. bernstein will maintain his lead. >> i'll meet with him next week as chairman, we have to get the legislative agenda. >> there are still 765 ballots to be counted. bernstein supporter warren brown says he doesn't see how jessamy can catch one. >> i think it's a manifestation of her ego to a certain extent that she doesn't come out and do what most would do and say, gracefully, i lost. >> it was a fair election and the board of elections did a great job in getting the results so quickly. as far as her concessions, tha
home, 55-year-old greg bernstein is waging his campaign for baltimore state's attorney. the campaign, he said, that has tapped into a level of enthusiasm. >> everywhere i go, white people, black people, young people, old people -- they're all telling me the same thing. they're tired of the crime and feel no safer than they did 15 years ago and they want change. >> democrats bernstein calls himself focused and committed and a bit of a workaholic. practically on his own since the age of 17, he paid its way through the university of maryland and law school there, too. a trial lawyer for nearly 30 years and a former federal prosecutor. >> i have done well. it would be easy to stay in that comfort level, so to speak and continue to practice law. but at a certain point you have to give back to the community you grew up in. that is why i'm running. >> if elected, bernstein says he will see him in the courtroom. unlike pat jessamy, who says her presence in those proceedings is distracting to the gates. >> if you have the state attorney in the courtroom, that will cause the judge to set up an
incumbent pi jessamy aaainst gregg bernstein. bernstein s expected to be later today. ú% reporter: an hour until the polls open up here, and still a lot going on. inside the poll workers are setting up and the outside the media is lining up. and the signs are lining a where their decision. will be making the big race, he state attorney's race. bernstein the underdog facing jessamy, a 15 year incumbent. ú%rnstein has come on stronn recently gaining big endorsemeets like the baltimore sun, the city police union and now billy murphy, he is a long time criminal defenss attorney. at 7:00, he will be making his ú%yyinside the cros country elementary school to greet voters. he came out of nowhere in this primary giving jessamy,,perhaps the toughest battle she has encounse!!encountered. she was appointed back in 1985, and voters returned her to this timm around she has picked up an endorsement from he baptist minister's conference..3 in the final hours leading up to made their inal campaign pitches. >> violent rime as decliied by 59%. >> will mrs. jessamy is a nice person, the office has st
's concession. >> bernstein is here this morning. patricia jessamy saw the handwriting on the wall. >> i called greg bernstein and advised him that i was conceding. and i pledged my support for a smooth transition. >> she says she had a pleasant conversation conversation with her opponent. her legal team will continue to monitor the quote orderly process. during both of which, bernstein has maintained a 1,000-plus margin of victory. >> i'm not one to dwell in the past. i am one for moving forward. and i just think it's time to do that. >>> fred beal field backs bernstein but thanks jessamy. >> the city has a state of gratitude for miss jessamy's long service. and it was incredible service to the city of baltimore. there is no doubt she dedicated her soul to her job. >> reporter: and as a private citizen, jessamy plans to work on an anti-violence initiative. >> there is somebody out there today who is dissatisfied with what happened during this election. my thing is, don't let us be fighting for votes. let us join together to fight for the future of this city and that means fight for our childre
edge report. >>> challenger gregg bernstein is ahead, but two days after the polls closed, the baltimore city state attorney's race is still too close to call. joel d smith is live at the %-count begins today for more tn 2,000 absentee ballots. joel s that enough to make a difference here. >> reporter: yeah, it definitely is. good morning, megan. good morning, everybody. special when you consider the incumbent, a fitc 15 year incum, is only down about 1300 votes. with 2 outtthere and 1300 behind -- 2,000 votes out there and 1300 behind it's a big deal..3 talkkng to election officials,3 they say 3600 democrats applied for these absentee ballots. about 2100 have been returned so far as the counting begins at 10:00 aam. bernstein these are the final -esults but heeis not claiming victory. the jessamy campaigg ii far from claiminconceding as well. as of yesterday only 97% of the -respress irchght!press inkprec. >> it could be human error. they leave it at the pooling place, they puutit in a supply bag.ú that is why the process is not complett until we get to the 100% mark. >
bernstein. it's the first time she's faced a stiff challenge in her 15-year career. as some of the numbers that rosy was talking about earlier are definitely playing out in precincts in this area. i checked with a few precincts. let me give you the numbers. thomas johnson elementary school, 23rd ward, third precinct, 9.6% as of 4:00 this afternoon. the same building, another precinct, 10.4%. and south side academy in cherry hill, 8%. at arundel elementary school in cherry hill also, 8%. low turnout, they say usually favors an incumbent. we'll have to see if it plays out like this here. we'll watch the numbers as they come in. christian schaffer, abc2 news. >> thank you. >>> jessamy's opponent is gregg bernstein, a former federal prosecutor. he's attacked jessamy on everything from her running of the witness protection program to her prosecution of one witness cases. brian kuebler has more. >> reporter: we are at the jd smokehouse where bernstein plans his election watch party tonight. the polls don't close for another few hours so it's empty now. earlier today gregg bernstein was casting h
to the community. gregg bernstein says he understands crime, patricia jessamy says you need her experience. tonight you decide who is the best person for the state's attorney job in baltimore city. we begin with christian schaffer who is live in south baltimore with the patricia jessamy camp. chris? >> reporter: that's right. i'm at the baltimore rowing club where supporters of patricia jessamy will gather tonight. she's on the -- optimistic in the final hours of voting. right now they are traveling around the city. she hopes to visit about 50 polling places today. she's been at that all day talking to voters and trying to gauge the opinion out there but again turnout as rosy said is very low. some precincts around here i checked, i checked four precincts in south baltimore, they were all around 9%, 10%, 11%. really low turnout. i asked the spokeswoman about that. she said -- she gave me a statement. the spokeswoman for patricia jessamy said the public is smart, low voter turnout indicates they are pleased with the representation they have. she goes on to say they are smart enough not to turn over
jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. >> here's a look at the final tally, greg bernstein has 49% of the vote, jessamy has 48% of the vote. we begin with pat at the board of elections where the votes are still being counted another this hour. >> reporter: apparently when the board of elections stopped counting votes last night with greg bernstein ahead by 1,400, not all of the votes in the city had been counted. the vote count ended in the city's state's attorney's race early this morning. with greg bernstein ahead by about 1,400 votes. >> we don't know the totals yet. >> reporter: but what no one seemed to appear until this morning was that not all the votes had been counted. a total of 27 takes from six districts were left out or missing. >> her understanding from a conversation with her people and her representatives with the campaign, is this totals six to 10,000 votes. that's what she's hearing, we're waiting for this information to come from the board of elections, but her people are down there. >> reporter: jessamy's spokesperson says the votes could make a significant di
in the general election, greg bernstein will likely be the new states attorney. yesterday patricia jessamy conceded the bitterly fought race. david collins has more on bernstein's plans on a transition. >> dwreg greg bernstein wade -- greg bernstein waded through a large crowd to say thank you from the spot he announced his canned -- candidacy. >> because people are ready for a change and ready for a fresh approach at tackling the violence in baltimore. >> opposition -- he claimed racial politics would trump a tough discussion of the issues. he promised to work with the police and the judiciary and public defenders office and promised the first thing the public will notice is how transparent his office will be. >> i ran for this office because i believe public safety is one of our most important rights and everyone, regardless of who they are, has the right to feel safe and secure in their homes and neighborhoods. >> pat jessamy was the city's top prosecutor for 15 years. her eyes filled with tears. she accepted defeat graciously. she said she is not going quietly into the night, but she i
on gregg bernstein at the polls today. the baptist ministers are backing jessamy. bernstein picked up the endorsement of a well-known attorney and former judge. both spent part of the last day before the primary campaigning. both picked up endorsements. billy murphy publicly declared his support for bernstein. >> considering the platforms of both candidates, i think gregg's platform is superior to hers. she has had a failed tenure as state's attorney. >> religious leaders announced they are backing patricia jessamy. >> she understands we cannot arrest and convict our way out of our current predicament. this persistent violence that has plagued every neighborhood. she has worked for drug treatment on demand. >> both candidates got in a last word on what they think needs to be done to make baltimore a better place. >> i think the issues of public issue transcend race and status. >> to create a safer city. there has been nothing offered here relative to how that would be done. >> polls will be open in all the jurisdictions from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. tonight. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 new
's attorney office. >> i called greg bernstein, and i dvised him that i waa conceding. >> the news that convinced her to concede the race and what she will do whennshe leaves office. >> a glorioussweekknd ahead. how long it will be before we see rain again, in the sky watch forecast. >> and can you lose 50 pounds with just this little patch? the potentially painful place that has to be sewwn on to. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jefffbaand. >> and i am karen parks. questions still remain surrounding the shooting at johns hopkins yesterday. >> joy lepola said that police are looking into the events and >> one day after a triple shooting, you find hints of normalcy here at johns hopkins hhspital. >> it is quiet. it is, you know, i think a lot of people want to forget about if. what happened here. kind of move on with things. mucc different scene was playing out. >> i called into y department and they are all locked in the -ounge. apparently everybody ii locked down. they cannot move. >> workers and patients in fear
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